The Edmond Sun


June 22, 2006

EdgeWater: The place to go, be, see

EDMOND — Rolling hills, water cascading down massive stone walls, gurgling brooks meandering through the property emptying into gathering ponds, rock boulders holding back the ground, a dirt and gravel road ambling up to an Italian-style home, floors made of slate or 200-year-old wood torn from ancient barns. Think you are in Europe?

Think again.

This could describe many of the nine homes open for the Dream Home Tour in EdgeWater benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Whether homeowners want to experience the outdoors inside, or have separate outdoor living areas furnished as though they were inside — with fabric chairs and lounges, fans, refrigerators, grills, and, of course lighting — this is the place to go, be, experience and see.

The 88-acre EdgeWater Development is one mile east of Interstate-35 on Air Depot between Southeast 15th and Southeast 33rd streets in Edmond and is being developed by McCaleb/Vanhoose, owned by Caleb McCaleb and Jeff VanHoose.

“We chose this area because of the terrain with its rolling hills and the fact that it is heavily treed,” McCaleb said.

It’s a lake preservation area and the lots are two to three acres each. There are 33 lots and 18 have already sold.

McCaleb, an Edmond Memorial graduate, said he spent years walking the lake area and came upon this land with its wildlife, including deer, wild turkey and bobcats, and wanted to develop it.

The homes are decorated indoors and out for the tour, and they range in price from $1.2 million to more than $2 million.

One home is fully decorated with the owners’ antique furniture, sconces and chandeliers that she started gathering long before building her home.

If you have ever built a home or thought about building one, the enormity of this undertaking can be appreciated.

Nine homes are all meticulously crafted by nine builders and filled with everything from beautiful, hand-woven rugs to tapestries decorating the walls.

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